Pediatric Health Care and Research Press Seminar
September 25 and 26, 2006
Monday, September 25
9 to 10:30 a.m.
Breakfast -- Prenatal and Newborn Brain Development
Heidelise Als, PhD, Senior Researcher, Department of Psychology
Catherine Limperopoulos, PhD, Researcher, Department of Neurology
Clinical Participant, TBD
10:45 to noon
Advances in Treatment of the Fetus
Russell Jennings, MD, Director of the Advanced Fetal Care Center (AFCC)
Audrey Marshall, MD, Associate in Cardiology, and AFCC team member
Luanne Nemes, RN, MS, PNP, Clinical Coordinator, AFCC
noon to 1:45 p.m.
Lunch -- Keynote Speaker
Richard Ferber, MD, Director of the Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders, and author of Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems
2 to 3 p.m.
Exploring Cognitive Development -- in Normal Children and in Children Under Extreme Social Deprivation
Chuck Nelson, PhD, Director of Research for the Developmental Medicine Center<
3:30 to 4 p.m.
Pediatric Obesity: Causes and Solutions
David Ludwig, MD, PhD, Director of the Optimal Weight for Life Program
4 to 6 p.m.
6 to 9 p.m.
Dinner -- Keynote Speaker: Treating Cancer Before You Can See It
Judah Folkman, MD, Director of the Vascular Biology Program
Tuesday, September 26
8 to 8:45 a.m.
9 to 10:30 a.m.
Risk Behaviors of Adolescence
Michael Rich, MD, MPH, Director of the Center on Media and Child Health
Lydia Shrier, MD, Assistant in Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Phaedra Thomas, RN, BSN, Nurse Coordinator, Center for Young Women's Health
10:45 a.m. to noon
Mental Health in Children and Adolescents
David DeMaso, MD, Chief of Psychiatry
Caroline Watts, EdD, Director of the Children's Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships program (school-based mental health services)
Lunch at Fenway Park
Lyle Micheli, MD, Director of Sports Medicine
Tour to follow lunch.
Tickets for the evening's game against Tampa Bay can be arranged for interested participants.
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